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War Office

department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army
(Redirected from Secretary of State for War)

The War Office was the name of the ministry which controlled the British Army. In 1963 the independent War Office, Admiralty and Air Ministry were joined to create the Ministry of Defence which controls all of the British armed forces.

War DepartmentEdit

Within the War Office, the name 'War Department' was used to describe the military transport services of the War Department Fleet and the War Department Railways.